Brockton targets £500m for third UK fund

The London-based firm started by David Marks and Jason Blank is out on the fundraising trail with Brockton Capital Fund III looking to emulate the size of its predecessor fund.

Brockton Capital has launched its third UK fund since establishing itself in the private equity real estate market in 2005.

The London-based firm is aiming to raise £500 million (€623 million; $850 million) for Brockton Capital Fund III and officially launched its private placement memorandum last month, sources said.

Should the company hit its equity target for the value add/opportunity fund, it would replicate in size Brockton Capital Fund II which closed in 2010 on £500 million of commitments from pension funds, insurance companies and private family offices. The company’s first private equity real estate fund arrived in 2006 – a year after it launched – on £135 million of equity.

Brockton Capital’s team consists of co-managing partners, David Marks and Jason Blank, plus partners Tony Edgley and Simon Samuels. Sara Roure, formerly of The Carlyle Group, is head of investor relations.

The company has told prospective investors it will not be altering its strategy geographically, maintaining its focus on the UK real estate market.

According its company brochure, it invests across all sectors, typically into “significant assets that have a large degree of asset management initiatives at either the financial, physical or occupier level”.